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Medication History Specialist (Full Time 32 hours/ Evening Shift)


A combination of 8, 10, or 12 hours shifts to make the 32 hour a week requirement with hours worked after 1500; every 3rd weekend rotation with 1 winter and 1 summer holiday

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for accurately collecting and entering patient medication histories into the hospital’s information system for utilization by health care professional during the hospital encounter.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Collects a list of the patient’s current home medications in anticipation of hospital admission.

    Responsible for gathering information from various resources (physician offices, community pharmacy, historical encounter, extended care facility, another acute care facility) to ensure a complete and accurate entry into the hospital’s computer system.

  • Effectively communicates with other health care professionals to maintain appropriate patient flow and identify patient specific needs (language barriers, educational, financial, etc).

  • Accurately enters the home medication list into the hospital’s information system for utilization by the Provider responsible for admitting the patient.

  • Completes the computer entry of the home medication list in a timely manner so it can be used as the foundation for the patient’s admission medication orders.

  • Directs any unresolved issues to the Pharmacist.
  • Based on professional licensure, may administer defined medications/vaccinations.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Serve as a primary training resource for new employee training.
  • Data analysis with data entry into hospital defined database.
  • Provide educational opportunities to the health system.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or successful completion of General Educational Development (GED) exam is required.
  • Must obtain 80% or higher on department administered exam on key elements of the medication history process (administered post employment.
  • General computer skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of medication names (both trade and generic), their uses, doses, and routes of administration. 
  • Must be able to identify medications based on markings.
  • Excellent patient interview skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with patient and other health care professionals.


  • National pharmacy technician certification (CPhT) or other health care licensure (LPN).
  • Two (2) years of previous hospital health care or retail pharmacy practice experience.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 09/02/2022